January 10, 2003
We Continue Our Day with a Downtown Tour and a Trip to the L.A. Central Library
 
Here is the MC101 group at the beginning of the walking tour. We are on Second Street. The Disney Concert Hall is in the background.
We stop in one of the chapels in the Bridal District along Broadway.
We continue our tour along Broadway and eventually reach the Grand Central Market. We are just about ready to go in and get lunch.
Among the many charms of the Grand Central Market are its many vintage neon signs.
After lunch, we went up Bunker Hill to see the postmodern Watercourt.

On to the library...

The Los Angeles Central Library challenges a lot of assumptions we hold about public libraries. One of those assumptions is that they are entirely indoor facilities. Part of the joy of the Central Library is its beautiful MacGuire Garden. 

The garden was the meeting place for our afternoon field trip. The MC101s are reviewing their assignment sheets.
 

 

The garden area was also a great place to simply hang out and regroup.
 
 

 
In addition to everything else, this new wing of the L.A. Public Library is a repository of public art. In any event, this library is much more than simply a big building that houses a collection of books.
Most of this public art is located in the beautiful postmodern Tom Bradley Wing.

Take me back to the beginning of the day.

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